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Thursday, June 14, 2012

East Coast Adventure Part 3

Happy Thursday All,

Sorry I didn't post on Wednesday. It was a busy day for me, with getting ready for a friend to come over for part of the afternoon (it was fun!)

Wednesday of my East Coast Adventure went as follows:


The Capital building in D.C.
We past it on our way to the Air & Space
Museum

We (my husband, offspring, and I) made our way with some of my family members to Washington D.C. We went to the Air & Space Museum. I was in complete awe!



Spirit of St. Louis hanging from the Museum's ceiling
 
Airplanes hanging from the ceiling, including the actual Spirit of St. Louis! I  could hardly believe it. I also was extremely glad they were held by strong cables because I really did not want those planes falling on my head!

There was so much to see (and I couldn't possibly include every picture I took...this post would be way too long!) But there was more than one Wright Brothers exhibit (in fact, on the 2nd floor there was a whole room devoted to them! On the first floor they had a section of their own, too).



Amelia Earhart and the Lockheed 5B Vega
 
There was a lot of information on Amelia Earhart, as well. Did you know she designed a uniform for the "99s"? At the museum they had the uniform there. She did numerous things, from being a guest professor at Purdue University, to all the flying she did. It's amazing!

There was, of course, way more there. Satellites hanging from the ceiling, information on the different space missions, including Apollo 13. There was an old fashioned Hang Glider hanging from the ceiling, and a ton of other exhibits. It was so impressive. I even got to see an exhibit on the Red Baron.


Satellite hanging from the ceiling
Old fashioned Hang Glider
(Not sure I'd want to do that...but still, impressive!)
Apollo 13 Astronauts

Here he is, the infamous "Red Baron"


As you can see, It was definitely adventure. These aren't even coming close to the amount of pictures I took...but if I posted all of them, this blog post would be incredibly long!


Tomorrow I'll have to post about Thursday's adventure...offspring and my husband went with some relatives to the Train Museum. Then I'll also have to post about Friday, when we went to the National Cryptological Museum.

Have A Thrilling Thursday!






4 comments:

Kerrelyn Sparks said...

Great photos, Bethany!! Looks like you had a fabulous trip!!

Tonette said...

Oh, Bethany,I am in awe of it all myself.You realize I grew up so close to those museums and seldom took advantage of them...I could kick myself!
I am glad you had a gret time."Offspring" will never forget the trip!
Keep it rolling!

Bethany said...

Kerrelyn,

Thank you so much! It really was a fabulous trip.

I'm delighted to "see" you on here! It was a wonderful surprise to get your comment.

Thank you for dropping by :-)

Bethany said...

Tonette,

LOL sometimes it takes tourists to find out what is actually there. I don't know how long the Air & Space Museum has been there, so maybe it's kinda new? I don't know, that's something I'd have to check.

Thank you so much for dropping by and for your comment :-)